Novice meaning

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A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.
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A person new to a particular occupation, activity, etc.; apprentice; beginner; tyro.
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A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows.
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A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject. [from 14th c.]

I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.

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(religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation. [from 14th c.]
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The definition of a novice is a beginner, or a person at the start of something.

An example of a novice is a student teacher.

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A person on probation in a religious group or order before taking vows; neophyte.
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Origin of novice

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin novīcius from Latin recently entered into a condition from Latin novus new newo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman novice, Middle French novice, from Latin novÄ«cius, later novitius (“new, newly arrived") (in Late Latin as a noun, novicius, masculine, novicia (“feminine, one who has newly entered a monastery or a convent")), from novus (“new").

    From Wiktionary